Recent works of art may not have enough peer-reviewed, scholarly material available, so keep that in mind when selecting your topic.
Places to search:
- Gardner, though nothing that you have studied in class
- Books about non-western art in our library, a public library, Art Center, PCC, etc.
- Oxford Art Online for images, if you have an idea of the artist, country, period, or medium you would like to research
- Museum catalogs
Outline of Requirements
Goal: approximately 5 pages of analysis and interpretation of a non-western work of art
Number of sources: at least 4
Citation style: Chicago Manual of Style (no parenthetical notes)
Acceptable sources: specialized texts and articles (no general art history textbooks, such as Gardner, Stokstad, Honour & Fleming, or Janson)
May I Google?: no, since the articles you find will most likely be unacceptable in a scholarly paper
Must my sources be in hardcover?: not necessarily
You may use the library at Art Center. If you are under the age of 18, you will need a parent to come with you the first time and bring a signed parent permission form with you. We have the forms at the upstairs reference desk.
Another option is the PCC Library. Bring your student ID card with you.
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